The first table below looks at the demand for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UAT Tester
Rank 559 524 568
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +44
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 28 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.045% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 16
Average daily rate £263 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £226 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 26 £263 -16.33% 1
South East - 8 £263 - 1
London -27 5 £348 +39.00%
Manchester - - - -
Kent - - - -
North West - - - -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 46 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
4 12 (26.09%) Finance
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 9 (19.57%) ISEB
7 5 (10.87%) SQL
7 5 (10.87%) SAP
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) JIRA
7 5 (10.87%) Maven
7 5 (10.87%) Retail
7 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Selenium
7 5 (10.87%) TestNG
7 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
8 4 (8.70%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (8.70%) HP
8 4 (8.70%) CRM
8 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (6.52%) Cognos
9 3 (6.52%) IVR
9 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
9 3 (6.52%) Avaloq
9 3 (6.52%) Wealth Management
9 3 (6.52%) Use Case

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (4.35%) Agresso
3 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.17%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP WM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
1 5 (10.87%) Maven
1 5 (10.87%) Selenium
1 5 (10.87%) TestNG
1 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (28.26%) Banking
2 12 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Front Office
5 2 (4.35%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (6.52%) IVR
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.87%) Security Testing
5 4 (8.70%) CRM
5 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) ETL
6 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.52%) Wealth Management
6 3 (6.52%) Use Case
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.35%) BDD
7 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) HL7
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) SAP
2 4 (8.70%) HP
3 3 (6.52%) Cognos
3 3 (6.52%) Avaloq
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle